We remove the steering wheel for replacement, as well as when removing the steering column and steering wheel switches

Setting the steering wheel to the position corresponding to the rectilinear movement of the car

Disconnect the negative terminal of the battery and wait 10-15 minutes to discharge the capacitor of the activator of the airbag module

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Use a screwdriver to pry the edge of the plug and remove the plug from the hole

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Unscrew the bolt securing the airbag module

Also remove the plug and unscrew the module mounting bolt on the other side

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We remove the airbag module from the steering wheel and deploy it

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Click on the lock of the pad of the audio signal wire

Disconnect the pad from the connector

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We pry and remove the lock of the airbag module wiring pads

Then disconnect the pad from the pillow module

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Disconnect the wiring block of the audio system control units, the route computer and the microclimate on the steering wheel hub (if there is an automatic climate control system), as well as cruise control

Removing the airbag module

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Loosen the tightening of the steering wheel mounting bolt to the steering shaft, keeping the steering wheel from turning

Do not unscrew the steering wheel mounting bolt completely, otherwise, when removing the steering wheel with your hands, you can injure yourself in case of its abrupt disconnection from the steering shaft

It is possible to fix the steering wheel from turning by using the ignition lock locking device. To do this, remove the key from the ignition lock and turn the steering wheel until the shaft is fixed with an anti-theft device

After loosening the tightening of the steering wheel mounting bolt, turn off the anti-theft device by inserting the key into the ignition lock, and re-install the steering wheel in the position corresponding to the rectilinear movement

With sharp blows of the hands, we knock the steering wheel off the steering shaft and finally unscrew the fastening bolt

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Removing the steering wheel from the steering column

Installing the steering wheel in reverse order

The steering wheel mounting bolt is installed using an anaerobic thread retainer

We tighten the bolt with a torque of 39-49 Nm

Removing and installing the steering column cover

Disconnect the negative battery terminal

We remove the airbag module and the steering wheel as described above

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We squeeze the clamps on the upper casing

The location of the latches is shown by arrows

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Lift the upper part of the steering column casing

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Unscrew the two screws securing the lower part of the steering column casing and remove the casing

The upper part of the steering column casing consists of two parts, a removable rear and a non-removable front, made of soft material and attached to the instrument panel

To remove the rear part of the upper casing of the steering column, push the retainers of the front part into the holes and remove the casing

Installing the parts in reverse order